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Fidel Castro takes George and Eleanor McGovern on a ride in Cuba on June 23, 1977. A translator is in the back of the vehicle with Eleanor McGovern. (Photo Courtesy of DWU Archives/McGovern Collection)

McGovern headed to Cuba, hopes to meet with Castro

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George McGovern will arrive in Havana, Cuba, today for a four-day Fourth of July weekend.

McGovern said Thursday he hopes to meet with Fidel Castro for the first time in nearly 17 years.

"I'm on the way now," McGovern said Thursday during a telephone interview with The Daily Republic.

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